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Failure to recognize that many laboratory animals live unhealthy lives may be leading researchers to misinterpret their findings, according to Nature News. Writing in PNAS, researchers at the National Institute on Aging discuss that many laboratory mice and rats are metabolically morbid, and, consequently, will die sooner than animals of normal weight.

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President Donald Trump might not approve the stricter standards the US Food and Drug Administration is developing for authorizing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Politico.

Wired reports that Oxitec has now developed a genetically modified fall armyworm.

A large genetic study finds SARS-CoV-2 viruses with a certain variant are spreading more than others, according to the Washington Post.

In Nature this week: sister-chromatid-sensitive chromosome conformation capture approach, and more.